1. Two-minute sharing
of successes since last meeting.
2. Hire Education: Job seeking
skills training generally falls under one of the following topics:
- Know Yourself -
both online and paper and pencil assessments are available, including CareerScope. Click here for free paper and pencil assessments.
- Know the Market - library research tools, group input on local employment,and community networking
techniques - looking up employer lists, wage, outlook, using OccuBrowse+, and doing transferable skills analysis using OASYS.
- Market Yourself - resume writing, cover letters, job interviewing, selling yourself (and each other)
using the fun and interactive SISTEM employability skills training program.
3. Individuals ask for help through
group brainstorming - feedback on goals, who to talk to for advice, job leads, self-employment ideas . . . .
Goal statement for the following week
Guarantee - there is no guarantee
that you will find a job, although it is expected that most will. We guarantee that you will have a support group,
learn useful things for this and future job searches, and have the opportunity to develop a network. The Job Club approach
has been documented as one of the most effective methods for helping people find jobs during recession. Some studies
show that you are twice as likely to find a job through a job club than you are on your own. John Reeves used this approach
with vocational rehabilitation clients in Fairbanks, Alaska after the TransAlaska Pipeline - 88 percent were placed within
Cost - no cost except: please tell us when you get a job.
- keeping job club member names and shared information within the group is requested, but cannot be assured. So perhaps
don't mention the specifics of the perfect business idea or job that you are about to go interview for - or personal information
that you would not want to be heard outside the group. Fairfield is a small town. But, there is a wealth of community
information that can be accessed within a group, and a job lead that one person is not interested in might be the perfect
fit for another club member.